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Free VoicesNet Anthology International Poetry Contest

Valid Email Address is Required

Submission Guidelines can be found below

Hi, I'm Jeff Humphrey, the Founder and Contest Director of, The Voices Network. We started our website in January of 2002 and have grown substantially since that time. We have been working very hard to be one of the best and most credible poetry sites and poetry contests on the Internet.

We have a talented and quickly growing community of writers here at VoicesNet. We have over 2500 Forum members and over 58,000 website subscribers. Currently, we receive thousands of poems each month for our VoicesNet contest.

Our website traffic keeps booming too. On the day before Valentine's Day in 2006, we had close to 5,000 website visitors and displayed over 20,000 page views on our site.

Come on in and join us and have some fun. We extend this special invitation to you to enter our poetry contest, visit our writers forum, subscribe to our website, check out our Information Portal or to try out many other features that are available from

Here are the guidelines from our current VoicesNet International Poetry Competition:

To submit a poem to our VoicesNet Anthology International Poetry Competition, just scroll down this page.

Here is basically how our contest works, step by step:

(1) Submit your poem and wait to hear from us. You are required to provide a valid email address and it is important that you keep it active because that is how we communicate with you. We send you results via the poetrycontest @ address, so make sure you have cleared this email so that you can receive emails from us with your results.

(2) Your poem will be evaluated by our judges and either selected or declined for publication.

(3) If declined, you will receive a DECLINE email informing you that your poem has been declined for the current Competition.

(4) If your poem is Selected, you will receive a SELECTED email informing you that your poem has been selected for publication in our contest for the current competition.

(5) If your poem is SELECTED and you want it to be included for FREE on our website and want to view your scores, then just click on the link included in your selection email.

(6) After our contest term ends, the best poems will be listed on our site on a special contest results page including the top 3 winners.

(7) Once the Top 3 poems are chosen, they are then announced on our web site, in our forum, and to thousands in our monthly newsletter.

Additional Contest Information

All Contest Correspondence is accomplished via email, so if you enter, please use an email address that you plan to keep active. We send out competition email from poetrycontest @ so make sure this is cleared with your anti-virus software.

Who is Eligible?

Poets of all ages are eligible and all styles of poetry are acceptable.

How and When to Submit

We would like to thank you in advance for your devotion to the development of creative writing endeavors. We ask that you submit your writings by June 1st and January 1st of each calendar year.

Submission Requirements

We have these basic requirements for poems to be considered.

Poems must be original works.
The poet's full name and email address must be provided.
The poet must be able to be notified via email if their poem has been selected for publication.

There are several criteria used for acceptance of the writing.

First, younger poets are judged by less stringent requirements, as the age of the poet goes up so do the standards for selection.

The editors who read the poems look for originality, rhythmic sounds, rhymes, and audience appeal.

The editors also look for poems where the authors really care about the subjects or trivial subjects approached in a novel way.

We have received poem submissions in our writing competitions from more than 100 Countries:

America (U. S. A., The United States of America), Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Britain, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, China, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, East africa, Egypt, England, Finland, France, Georgian Republic, Germany, Ghana, Great Britain, Guam, Guyana, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jakarta, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Morocco, N. Ireland, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Newfoundland, Nigeria, Northern Ireland, Norway, Nova Scotia, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Republic of Cameroon, Republic of Ireland, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, The Netherlands, Trinidad, Tobago, Turkey, U.K., Uganda, Ukraine, United Sates of America, Venezuela, Vietnam, Wales, West Africa, West Bengal, West Indies, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zimbabwe